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Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad

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Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala, located near Palakkad in south India with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. It is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala's second longest river. There is a network of two canal systems that serve the dam's reservoir of 42,090 hectares.The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. The total catchments area is 145 square kilometres, while the reservoir has a capacity of 8000 square meters of water. The canal systems serve to irrigate farm land while the reservoir provides drinking water to Palakkad and surrounding villages.Location: 10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala. Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.Around the reservoir of the dam are gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake.Getting there:Nearest railway station: Palakkad Junction - 7 kmNearest airport: Coimbatore, 55 km from Malampuzha DamMain Attractions Entrance Garden Yakshi Garden Japanese Garden Upper Garden and viewpoint Cable car ride Fish shaped acquarium Toy train for kids Fantasy Park Spiced fruits camp Excellent Trekking tracks River baths
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  • This is the very familiar dam in Kerala.Most of the people have know about this.This dam is very high.we were takes so many photos on there.  more »
  • A big reservoir protected by a huge dam with a nice garden forming a nice picnic spot. Locals and toursits alike visit the place round the year. Located under 10 km from railway station/ bus stand, th...  more »
  • It's one of the biggest dam at kerala. It's maintaining well with a garden and walk way above the dam .its around 15 km far from palakkad town  more »